Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sharon Davis is pastor of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, 6111 N. Central Avenue.
Six months ago, Pastor Sharon Davis was practicing her evening ritual of taking a walk around her Seminole Heights neighborhood before settling on the stoop of her church to pray. That's when a laurel oak tree careened onto her head, breaking her shoulder and forcing her to attend physical therapy to regain her range of motion. She's since made a full recovery, telling her story to church members and curious residents in the community who see her in the neighborhood. Two weeks after the July 1 freak accident, Davis was back in the pulpit at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. "I preached on the miracle of Seminole Heights," she said. "That's what the news media said. I thought about all the times our preschool kids sit on the front …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Seminole Heights United Methodist Church Pastor Sharon Davis sustained serious injuries after a tree limb fell on her as she prayed, and the community is rallying to help her.
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- David Rice
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
TAMPA, FL -- Local Pastor Sharon Davis' nightly walk is a routine she is well known for. At the end, she sits in the same spot outside Seminole Heights United Methodist Church to pray for the community and the church and to reflect on everything she has been working on. But on Sunday night, her walk ended with a surprise from above. As Davis prayed, she heard a cracking sound coming from overhead. Before she could even look up, church members said, she was struck by a falling tree limb on the church's steps. She doesn't remember being struck, but she remembers waking up on the ground, according to church member Beni Blankenship. "The tree limb threw her back and down, breaking her clavical in three places and cutting her head open pretty …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Tampa Preservation will host a free and full day of workshops at the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church.
Learn how to protect and restore the architectural features of your home during Tampa Preservation’s second annual Historic Homes Workshop on Saturday, April 14. This free day of workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 1927 Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, 6111 N Central Ave. Topics include repairing historic wood windows, refinishing wood floors, making your home more energy-efficient, painting your historic home, restoring your porch, Florida-friendly landscaping, and researching your home’s history “There’s something for everyone and everything,” said Tampa Preservation president Becky Clarke. There are 12 workshops, but three occur simultaneously in time blocks lasting about an hour each. There will be an hour …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Seminole Heights United Methodist Church is calling all volleyball players to a summer camp session.
Tana Bierce remembers a time when the game of volleyball had a place in the Seminole Heights community, something she'd like to see again. This summer, Bierce will attempt to bring new faces on to the court through clinics at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. Open to kids in grades 6-12, Bierce is targeting an age group prone to heavy amounts of television watching and video game playing. "We're trying to reach that age group to get them outside and being active," Bierce said. "It's better for them to be out playing volleyball than sitting inside playing video games and other lazy stuff. We'll be doing other things throughout the summer all intended to get them out and about." In looking for a game to promote for summer fun …